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iOS 7 to allow blocking of calls from specific phone numbers

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jun 2013, 08:59

We already went over all the new major features that iOS 7 will bring to select iPhone and iPad owners. The minor tweaks and improvements, however, deserve to get some attention as well, even though not a whole lot of them were highlighted during the iOS 7 announcement. A small feature that many iPhone users will truly appreciate is the ability to block specific phone numbers...

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posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:36 2

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

and fandroids wont mention updates as they get them a year later.. and phones with LESS than a year are usually forgotten.. yes Android... does it..

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 17:40 4

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

See, when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update. And if doesn't get updated, you can always do it yourself through XDA so your statement is invalid.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 20:36 1

36. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

XDA is not a legitimate alternative, sorry

You shouldn't have to be forced to freaking root your device.

"when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update"
- it's too bad not very many get updated

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 03:41

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 6617; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I really don't know why Apple fanboy after paying so much keep on have to defend their device choices. I ok with both my android phone and iPad 3. Both serve its purposes just that I feel Android more worth it as I get more use and pay less.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 11:26 7

15. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

My LG Cookie from 2008 did that already. Thanks for catching up.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:07 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24965; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Apple was behind on some features, that's true but they've caught up. I don't see them resting on their laurels anymore. I think the sleeping giant is up for good now.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 14:34

21. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Is this just a copy of Android in doing by number only or did they actually innovate and improve on it by selecting a contact to block all numbers of that contact (present and future).

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 15:39 2

22. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

wow, a feature I have had since 2008. Congrats, Apple

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:16

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 24965; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I'm loving this new interface more and more. Good job apple, you finally decided to stop resting on your laurels, and took a chance. Now stay on the treadmill like google does.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:24 1

40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

It takes a lot of effort to stay on a treadmill day-in and day-out. I wonder if Apple has the commitment to not rest on their laurels going forward. Apple hasn't exactly led the pack in R&D investment.... Their specialty has been investing in patent litigation.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 16:58

25. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I assumed this was a given already being a smartphone or in the company of them.

At least it will make grandma happy being able to block some of her lesser loved ex bridge partners.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 17:16

26. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

What major features im still looking for them seems like all the same old stuff lol

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 02:25 1

41. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

Wow!! This is a new feature? I thought all phones already did that.

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